Meropa PR interns document their experiences online

15:01 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
In South Africa’s highly competitive economic environment, experiential learning offers graduates a chance to bridge the gap between academic and professional lives – and get ahead of their peers.

The Rise of Brand Activation Solutions: Experience has more impact than exposure

14:48 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
The term ‘brand activation’ may not mean much to the average consumer. So says Lauren Durant, director of Isilumko Activate.

Catch a special pre-screening of Spy with Ster-Kinekor

14:35 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
She’s funny, she’s quirky and she’s back. If you want to see the hilarious Melissa McCarthy in her latest film before its official release date, you can watch a special pre-release screening of Spy at your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema on Saturday, 30 may.

Brand South Africa gives Master Class to government communicators

14:18 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Brand South Africa has been mandated to build South Africa’s nation brand reputation to contribute towards the country’s global competitiveness and to inspire and instil active citizenship among South African’s, while contributing to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.

IAB forms Media Innovation portfolio headed by Mike Carter

13:41 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
In its efforts to keep the South African digital industry abreast of latest global developments, the IAB has established a new Media Innovation portfolio.

New iFix store for Tygervalley

13:31 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
iFix, the recommended cell phone and device repair specialist, is excited to announce the new store opening in Tygervalley from Monday, 1 June 2015.

A rare appearance by George Clooney in the next Graham Norton Show

12:57 PM (Yesterday) Media News
The of The Graham Norton Show airs on Tuesday, 2 June at 21:40 on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv.

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon shows sport as a tool can be used to fight xenophobia

11:52 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
The Cape Town PEACE Conference indicates that international sports events like the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, have the ability to bring together people from neighbouring African countries in a spirit of fun, togetherness and ultimately peace.

Grant Lottering to take cycling to Im’Possible New Heights

11:37 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
After being told in 2013 that he would never cycle again, South African survivor, speaker and ultra-endurance cyclist, Grant Lottering, will take on his second (and far more challenging) Im’Possible Tour over the Alps in August 2015.

Edublox clinic to open in the Dubai

11:30 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

Locally developed educational franchise, Edublox is set to open its first reading and learning clinic overseas later this month. Edublox Dubai, in United Arab Emirates (UAE) marks the first step in a major expansion project to open 42 reading and learning clinics across the Middle East region.

 

Wits Art Museum to host exhibition paying tribute to late sculptor Peter Schütz

11:24 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Wits Art Museum (WAM) is proud to announce the exhibition, Peter Schütz: An Eye on the World. The exhibition focuses on the extraordinary carved work of late sculptor Peter Schütz and runs from Tuesday, 9 June to Sunday, 16 August.

Stellar line-up to inspire young entrepreneurs at free Africa Rise workshop on Youth Day

11:10 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
A stellar line-up of the country’s top motivational speakers has been assembled to inspire the Western Cape’s budding young entrepreneurs at a free half-day workshop in Paarl on Youth Day, 16 June 2015.

Are open letters the new opinion pieces?

11:00 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Every PR person knows that the opinion piece is one of our most important tools – it creates hype, 'talkability', exposure and thought leadership for our clients. So says head of PR at Flow Communications, Caroline Smith.

Zinto Marketing Group to debut at Markex

10:55 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

In 2015, Zinto Marketing Group will be at Markex for the first time. The promotions, marketing and events exhibition, taking place from the Tuesday, 2 to Thursday, 4 June at the Sandton Convention Centre, is expecting more than 10 000 visitors.

Greatstock helps Sanlam to create a knock-out ad

10:43 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Sanlam’s new Wealthsmiths commercial takes viewers back to the scene of ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, recounting the eight-round fight between defending champion George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. 

The Maisha Lab to host the Screenwriting Laboratory at ZIFF 2015

10:39 AM (Yesterday) Events
ZUKU is proud to welcome once again The Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). Applications for the competitive laboratory are now open and the deadline is Saturday, 13 June.

Future Sound of Mzansi explores the past, present and future of SA’s electronic music scene

10:06 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Thump, VICE’s electronic music and culture channel, is to stream Future Sound of Mzansi to its two million unique visitors, across nine global channels and with translations into six languages.

Presidents Award winners to be honoured this May

10:03 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News

On Saturday, 30 May, 140 young people from 21 Award Units in Gauteng will be receiving their Bronze and Silver Awards for The President's Award for Youth Empowerment Programme.

AdMarula: Performance marketing is smart marketing

6:31 AM (Yesterday) In Focus
When it comes to the marketing world, money talks. For many, big budgets equal better opportunity and better outcomes. However, what if I were to tell you that in the specific case of performance marketing, it’s not about the money. In fact, it’s not even about the budget. Instead, it’s about making a sale.

A Man and a Dog showing at Kalk Bay Theatre in June

15:48 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment
Featuring the Fleur du Cap-nominated Nhlanhla Mhkwanazi (Best Performance in a One Hander) and newly directed by the 2014 winner of the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for New Directors, Penelope Youngleson, A Man and a Dog has garnered a lot of positive attention.

Carte Blanche looks at the FIFA scandal and the Nkandla Report

15:23 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

In the next episode Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 31 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigates tourism laws to combat child trafficking, the Nkandla Report, the FIFA scandal and sugar addiction in SA.

 

How often should you post on social media?

15:22 PM (2 Days ago) Editorial Desk
Your social media strategy already defines what your brand or business is going to post online, which platforms to use and how to interact with followers. But have you thought about including how often you should be posting? Yes, the number of times you post does matter.

Is 'mobile' the future?

14:58 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Today’s consumers have an endless choice of the media they decide to engage with and compared to just a decade ago, they’re choosing and using a whole new mix of media, so says business unit manager at the MediaShop.

The 2015 African Solar Drive will kick off in June

14:56 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
The kick-off on Thursday, 18 June of The 2015 African Solar Drive is the start of a Sub-Saharan adventure which sees Ilanga II, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Energy Movement’s solar powered electric car, cross the border into Namibia and Botswana. 

Brand House trains and empowers home affairs officials

14:49 PM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
In order to address its mandate of boosting pride and patriotism among the citizens of South Africa, Brand South Africa has been working closely with the Department of Home Affairs to train the department’s officials on issues relating to reputation, nation brand and patriotism.

Castle Lager celebrates 120 years with Prime Circle and PRO

14:32 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
On Wednesday, 27 May, Castle Lager, together with a few friends, celebrated 120 years of friendship at South African Breweries (SAB) Brewhouse in Sandton. The highlight of the evening was a live performance of the commemorative Castle Lager song by PRO and Prime Circle.

2015 IMC Conferences to address the State of the Marketing Nation

14:07 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
The IMC Conferences are proud to announce that its fifth annual conference will be returning to Cape Town on Monday, 3 and Tuesday, 4 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Drug smuggling or human trafficking? Special Assignment investigates

12:33 PM (2 Days ago) Entertainment

This week Special Assignment investigates the link between drug smuggling and human trafficking. The recent execution of eight of the ‘Bali Nine’ drug smugglers in Indonesia has turned the world’s spotlight on the transnational drug trade and the punishment for this crime.

Whispers from the Depths tells the story of building the Kariba Dam

12:11 PM (2 Days ago) New on the Shelf
Whispers from the Depths is more than just the story of building the Kariba Dam in the mid-1950s. Built in just five years against overwhelming odds, the dam is a monument to engineering excellence. It is written by Liz Wickins and Mike Wickins and published by Tracey McDonald Publishers.

The Travel Show visits South Korea

12:04 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
In this special episode of The Travel Show, Rajan Datar investigates what’s in store for visitors to South Korea. From the hotspots of Seoul, to the de-militarised zone on the North Korean border, to the extraordinary ‘mermaids’ of Jeju Island, The Travel Show discovers why the country is attracting increasing numbers of visitors every year.

Add Hope celebrates feeding 100 000 children this World Hunger Day

11:21 AM (2 Days ago) Publicity News
A study by the Department of Health names South Africa as one of the 34 countries contributing to 90% of the burden of malnourishment globally. This, together with the fact that approximately 34% of children under five die from malnutrition in South Africa every year, points to a country facing a significant nutrition crisis.

PocketMedia® Solutions to launch S!DESHOOTER at Markex

10:37 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

PocketMedia® Solutions will launch the S!DESHOOTER at Markex, which will be held from Tuesday, 2 to Thursday, 4 June at the Sandton Convention Centre. Visitors to PocketMedia® Solutions’ stand (D4) will also be able to take up the company’s Z-CARD® business card special offer.

Get your personal message displayed on billboards in Gauteng with NetFlorist

10:08 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
NetFlorist, South Africa’s leading flower and gifting service, is giving South Africans the opportunity to make the ‘grandest of grand gestures’ by making two billboards in Gauteng available for personalised messages.

Everlytic study reveals how South Africans engage with email

9:34 AM (2 Days ago) Marketing News

South African email and digital communications solution provider Everlytic have revealed the results of two intensive studies into the way that South Africans interact with marketing emails. This new data will provide strategic weight to email marketing campaigns, by eliminating much of the guess work.

Atomic Marketing: Selling products through visceral experiences

9:27 AM (2 Days ago) In Focus
The calibre of salespeople in retail today is at an all-time low. This is not so much to do with the people though, as it is to do with how they sell. And, it’s difficult to blame them for this. The current sales culture has salespeople incentivised to sell one brand over another. And, naturally, the system is working. However, it’s unsustainable. 

Play Vodacom Millionaires and win cash and airtime

16:30 PM (2 Days ago) Media News

Vodacom Millionaires is a popular game show that has been rewarding Vodacom customers since October 2005. The four-minute game show will televise on SABC1 every Tuesday from 18:26 to 18:30, starting on Tuesday, 2 June 2015.

Brand Council South Africa welcomes six new board members

16:20 PM (2 Days ago) People on the Move
Brand Council South Africa is fortunate enough to be able to draw on so many seasoned industry professionals from within its ranks to periodically freshen and renew its leadership team.

Red & Yellow student selected as Cape Town All Star

16:06 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
Tshegofatso Mogotsi-Phetlhe – currently a Marketing and Advertising Communications (MAC) student at Red & Yellow - has been selected as the Cape Town All Star for this year’s Art Directors Club Portfolio Night.

MAQ creates bubbly MiniMAQ character to engage with audiences

15:53 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
MAQ Washing Powder has launched MiniMAQ – a cute, blue and orange washing powder speck that brings to life the fun, friendly, accessible, out-the-box personality of the brand.

Michelle Vahl joins NAB as sales manager

15:21 PM (3 Days ago) People on the Move
Michelle Vahl has joined the ever growing Johannesburg NAB team as sales manager.

New character to debut on Muvhango in June

14:45 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
As the storyline grows, this calls for more talent to grace our screens. This time around, the Muvhango storyline goes beyond our shores one more time. The drama/soapie welcomes Muduna Kapumba who joins the programme from Friday, 5 June 2015 to play the role of Shola Babalola.

Continental Outdoor Loeries campaign takes creativity to a new level

14:35 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
The entries for the 2015 Loeries close on Sunday, 31 May, and so it is now all in the hands of the judges to give their yes or no on South Africa’s top creative campaigns.

IPRA 2015 World Congress to be held in SA

14:22 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

The media launch of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) 2015 World Congress was held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Wednesday, 27 May. This year IPRA will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and have organised a number of events to mark this milestone.

 

SABC renews media partnership with SATMA Awards

13:27 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
SABC has re-affirmed its media partnership with the South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards 10th year celebration which takes place at Ndwedwe Sport Ground in Durban on Saturday ,30 May 2015, under the theme 'I am an African'.

Woman are being empowered one brand at a time

13:08 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
Women are everywhere. No surprise right? They do, after all, make up 50% of the world’s population. So say Leslie Pascaud, executive vice president of branding and sustainable innovation and by Emma Godfrey of Added Value.

FCB Joburg wins two Grand Awards at New York Festival International Advertising Awards

12:52 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
‘Rainbow for a Rainbow Nation’, Coca-Cola South Africa’s activation to commemorate 20 years of democracy in the country, shone across the Atlantic on Thursday, 21 May,taking two of the prestigious Grand Awards at the 2015 New York Festival International Advertising Awards.

Learn to manage reputation during a product recall

12:00 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Deon Binneman, the international reputation management consultant and speaker has launched a one day Product Recall Crisis Management Program, which he will facilitate in-house.

New editor and associate editor for Destiny Man

11:45 AM (3 Days ago) People on the Move
As a publication that’s been offering practical business and lifestyle content for bold, distinguished and independently minded men since July 2009, Destiny Man developed itself as a household name under the leadership of former editor, Kojo Baffoe.

TV journalism is not all glitz and glam

11:28 AM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk

Many people believe the TV industry is a glamorous one to work in, this goes for TV journalism too. “This couldn’t be further from the truth,” says News24 Live news and politics reporter and presenter, Jerusha Sukhdeo Raath.

 

The Sing Off SA narrows it down to eight groups

10:16 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Things are beginning to really hot up in The Sing Off SA competition with the acapella talent search show registering its first casualties in the elimination rounds. Two of the participating groups had to bid their fellow contenders a brave but sad farewell during the episode transmitted on Sunday, 24 May 2015.
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